Gen­er­a­tions pays ac­tors well above in­dus­try rates

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The 16 ac­tors sacked by Gen­er­a­tions this week are right: they earn peanuts – but only if you com­pare them with their global coun­ter­parts. Here at home, they earn well above in­dus­try rates.

The SA Guild of Ac­tors’ sug­gested min­i­mum monthly rate guide­line for 2013/14 is:

R20 000 for a ju­nior ac­tor – Gen­er­a­tions pays R40 000;

R25 000 for an in­ter­me­di­ate ac­tor – Gen­er­a­tions pays R55 000; and

R35 000 for an ex­pe­ri­enced ac­tor – Gen­er­a­tions pays R80 000.

Th­ese rates, the guild said, were agreed on for a 12-hour day and a 60-hour week. MMSV Pro­duc­tions, which pro­duces Gen­er­a­tions, gave its fig­ures as av­er­age salaries in each tier.

The high­est-paid TV ac­tors in the world, ac­cord­ing to TV Guide’s list for 2014, are:

Jim Par­sons, Ka­ley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki in The Big Bang The­ory – $1 mil­lion (R10.7 mil­lion) per episode; Mark Har­mon in NCIS – $525 000; Kevin Spacey in House of Cards – $500 000; and

Mariska Har­gi­tay in Law & Or­der: SVU – $400 000. – Com­piled by Nokuthula Manyathi

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